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About Tone Coughlin

Tone is an independent marketing and promotions professional specializing in web design, optimizing SEO, integrating social media, creating media (graphics and video), and print/TV ads. As a coach, has been working with human athletes since 1998 with his first coaching job at the Marshall School helping out with the cross country ski team. He later moved on to coach swimming, as the head coach of the North Shore Swim Club at the University of Minnesota Duluth. During that time he raced (1997-2009) as an elite amateur cyclist (road, track, cyclocross, mountain) all over North America and a few races in Central America competing with riders that raced in the Tour de France. He also is competitive at running, triathlon, swimming, and xc-skiing completing over 700 events. His first dog was Helena a retired Alaskan Husky. He picked up Toivo in 2006 as an 8 week old puppy who later started skijoring and bikejoring with him. In his free time he enjoys photography, archery hunting for big game, grouse hunting, fishing, spending time with the dogs, and training himself.

2016 ONAC Time Sheets

It's that time of year again for one of the greatest sprint races in North America, the Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race held in Fairbanks, AK this coming weekend March 18, 19, and 20th. Three days of racing from some of the best Open Class teams in the World. Each year I do [...]

By | 2017-03-16T09:06:50+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Categories: Open North American Championships|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 2016 ONAC Time Sheets

Funny Sled Dog Faces (DERP)

I had the privilege of working with the IFSS during the 2015 Dryland World Championships in Bristol, Quebec. There were some amazing action photos taken by very talented photographers, many of which I posted on the IFSS website. Going through the photos I couldn't help notice the funny look on many of the dogs' faces! [...]

By | 2017-03-16T09:06:50+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Categories: Funny|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Funny Sled Dog Faces (DERP)

Preparing for Fall Training – Equipment and Exercises

Turbo and Grace first day of fall training 2014 Fall ATV training is just around the corner in just four weeks! In northern Minnesota our usual start date is right around September 15th plus or minus seven days. Our kennel cutoff is 50-52F for harness training and 55-58F for free running depending on the humidity. [...]

By | 2017-03-16T09:06:50+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Categories: Equipment, Exercises for Mushers, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Preparing for Fall Training – Equipment and Exercises

Ari X Mindy Puppies are ‘On the Ground’ and Growing Fast!

Mindy whelped seven healthy puppies on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 during the late afternoon. This litter theme is '80's Hair Bands' with two females and five males. You can see their pedigree here -> Ari on the top side goes back to purebred Vorsteh Pointer (vorstehhund) and Mike (E. Ellis). Mindy on the bottom side comes from [...]

By | 2017-03-16T09:06:50+00:00 July 8th, 2015|Categories: Puppies|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ari X Mindy Puppies are ‘On the Ground’ and Growing Fast!

Free Running Season is Here!

Summer time is fun time for our dogs; running stress free, chasing birds and bunnies, marking bushes and trees, jumping in ponds, creeks, and rivers to cool off, and playing with and challenging each other. I like to take smaller groups of 4-6 dogs to start the season out working on focus and training and [...]

By | 2017-03-16T09:06:51+00:00 May 11th, 2015|Categories: Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Free Running Season is Here!
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